Greek Goddesses

A Complete List of Greek Goddesses, Their Names & Their Realms of Influence

Greek goddesses are good archetypal figures because of their exaggerated personalities. Despite their immortality and similarities to modern day superheroes, they are still plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions which caused destruction in their lives and the lives of other gods and mortals.

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Achelois
A minor moon goddess whose name means โ€œshe who washes away painโ€.

Alcyone
One of the seven, Pleiades and daughter of Atlas and Pleione. She bore several children with the god Poseidon.

Alectrona
An early Greek goddess of the sun, daughter of Helios and Rhode, and possibly goddess of the morning.

Amphitrite
Greek goddess of the sea, wife of Poseidon and a Nereid.

Antheia
Goddess of gardens, flowers, swamps, and marshes.

Aphaea
A Greek goddess who was worshipped almost exclusively at a single sanctuary on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf.

Aphrodite
Goddess of love and beauty and married to Hephaestus.

Artemis
Virginal goddess of the hunt and twin sister of Apollo.

Astraea
Known as the โ€œStar Maidenโ€, daughter of either Zeus and Themis, or of Astraeus and EOS and associated with the Greek goddess of justice, Dike.

Atรฉ
Greek goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin, and folly.

Athena
Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and war strategy. Daughter of Zeus and born from his forehead fully grown, wearing battle armour.

Atropos
Eldest of the three Moirai, goddesses of fate and destiny (also known as The Fates). Atropos chose the mechanism of death and ended the life of each mortal by cutting their thread.

Bia
The goddess of force and raw energy, daughter of Pallas and Styx, and sister of Nike, Kratos, and Zelus.

Brizo
Ancient Greek prophet goddess who was known as the protector of mariners, sailors, and fishermen.

Calliope
One of the Muses, the muse of epic poetry, daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne and the wisest of the Muses.

Calypso
Sea nymph who lived on the island of Ogygia, where she detained ODYSSEUS for several years. Generally said to be the daughter of the Titan ATLAS.

Celaeno
One of the Pleiades, and a wife of Poseidon. Said to be the mother of the sea godโ€™s children Lycus and Nycteus

Ceto
Primordial sea monster goddess, the daughter of Gaia and Pontus and mother of sea monsters.

Circe
A goddess of magic who transformed her enemies, or those that insulted her, into beasts.

Clio
The muse of history and one of the nine muses known as โ€œThe Musesโ€. Like all the muses, Clio is the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne.

Clotho
Youngest of the Three Fates and responsible for spinning the thread of human life.

Cybele
The Greek goddess of caverns, mountains, nature and wild animals.

Demeter
Goddess of agriculture, fertility, sacred law and the harvest.

Doris
A sea nymph whose name represented the bounty of the sea. Mother of the Nereids.

Eileithyia
Goddess of childbirth, referred to by Homer as โ€œthe goddess of the pains of birthโ€.

Electra
One of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione, known as The Pleiades.

Elpis
The spirit and personification of hope. Hope was usually seen as an extension to suffering by the Greek, not as a god.

Enyo
Minor goddess of war and destruction, the companion and lover of the war god Ares and connected to Eris.

Eos
A Titaness and the goddess of the dawn.

Erato
One of the Muses, the muse of lyric poetry, especially love and erotic poetry.

Eris
Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord and connected to the war-goddess Enyo.

Euterpe
One of the Muses, the muse of music and lyric poetry.

Gaia
The primal Greek goddess of the Earth. Known as the great mother of all and often referred to as โ€œMother Earthโ€.

Harmonia
The Greek goddess of harmony and concord.

Hebe
Goddess of eternal youth.

Hecate
The goddess of magic, crossroads, moon, ghosts, witchcraft and necromancy (the undead).

Hemera
Primordial goddess of the day, daytime and daylight. Daughter to Erebus and Nyx (the goddess of night).

Hera
Goddess of goddesses, women, and marriage. Married to Zeus and known as Queen of the Gods.

Hestia
goddess of the hearth, home, architecture, domesticity, family, and the state. Also one of the Hesperides.

Hygea
Goddess of good health, cleanliness, and sanitation. This is where the word โ€œhygieneโ€ comes from.

Iris
Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky.

Kotys
A Dionysian goddess whose celebrations were wild and lascivious.

Lachesis
Second of the Three Fates, the measurer of the thread of life woven by Clothoโ€™s spindle which determines Destiny.

Maia
Eldest of the seven Pleiades and the greek goddess of fields.

Mania
Spirit goddess of insanity, madness, crazed frenzy and the dead.

Melpomene
One of the Muses. Originally the muse of singing, she then became the muse of tragedy.

Merope
One of the seven Pleiades and married to king Sisyphos of Ephyra.

Metis
Titan goddess of wisdom, an Oceanid, and the first great spouse of Zeus.

Nemesis
The goddess of retribution and personification of vengeance.

Nike
Goddess of victory, known as the Winged Goddess of Victory.

Nyx
Primordial goddess of the night.

Peitho
Greek goddess of persuasion and seduction.

Persephone
Goddess of vegetation and spring and queen of the underworld. Lives off-season in the underworld as the wife of HADES.

Pheme
The goddess of fame, gossip and renown. Her favour is notability, and her wrath is scandalous rumors.

Polyhymnia
One of The Muses, the muse of sacred poetry, sacred hymn, dance, and eloquence as well as agriculture, geometry and pantomime.

Rhea
Titaness and goddess of nature. Daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus, and known as โ€œthe mother of godsโ€.

Selene
Goddess of the Moon, sometimes referred to as Luna and the โ€˜motherโ€™ of vampires.

Sterope
One of the seven Pleiades (the daughters of Atlas and Pleione) and the wife of Oenomaus โ€“ although according to some accounts, she is his mother by Ares.

Styx
Goddess of the river Styx and a Naiad who was the first to aid Zeus in the Titan war.

Taygete
A mountain nymph and one of the seven Pleiades.

Terpsichore
Goddess of dance and chorus and one of the nine Muses.

Thalia
One of the Muses, the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.

Themis
Ancient Greek Titaness and goddess of divine order, law, natural law and custom.

Thetis
Sea nymph, goddess of water and one of the fifty Nereids, daughters of the ancient sea god Nereus. Also a shapeshifter and a prophet.

Tyche
Goddess of prosperity and fortune.

Urania
One of the Muses, the muse of astronomy and astrology.